"Don Tillman helps us believe in possibility, makes us proud to be human beings, and the bonus is this: he keeps us laughing like hell." (Matthew Quick, bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook)
"The Rosie Project is the best, most honestly told love story I've read in a long time." (Kristin Hannah, bestselling author of Fly Away and Home Front)
"The Rosie Project is an upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read. As the novel makes its logically irrefutable progression, readers will become enchanted by what may well be the world’s first rigorously evidence-based romantic comedy." (Chris Cleave, bestselling author of Little Bee and Gold)
"This clever and joyful book charmed me from the first. Professor Tillman is an unlikely romantic hero but a brave, winning soul, and his quest to find a wife goes to show that rationality is no match for love." (Maggie Shipstead, bestselling author of Seating Arrangements)
"Graeme Simsion has created an unforgettable and charming character unique in fiction. Don Tillman is on a quirky, often hilarious, always sincere quest to logically discover what is ultimately illogical—love. Written in a superbly pitch-perfect voice, The Rosie Project had me cheering for Don on every page. I’m madly in love with this book! Trust me, you will be, too." (Lisa Genova, bestselling author of Still Alice and Left Neglected)
"With the demands of children and work, it's rare that I find myself so caught up in a novel that I literally cannot put it down -- not for food, nor for conversation, nor even for sleep. Charming and delightful, I was so enamored of The Rosie Project that I read it in a single, marathon sitting." (Ayelet Waldman, bestselling author of Red Hook Road, Bad Mother and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits)
"Although there are many laughs to be found in this marvelous novel, The Rosie Project is a serious reflection on our need for companionship and identity. Don Tillman is as awkward and confusing a narrator as he is lovable and charming." (John Boyne, bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas)
"Charming, funny and heartwarming, a gem of a book." (Marian Keyes, bestselling author of The Brightest Star in the Sky and This Charming Man)
The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is a story about love, life and lobster every Tuesday...
'Marvellous' John Boyne
'Original, clever and perfectly written' Jill Mansell
'Adorable' Marian Keyes
'An upbeat, quirky, impertinent gem of a read' Chris Cleave
'I'm not good at understanding what other people want.'
'Tell me something I don't know . . .'
Love isn't an exact science - but no one told Don Tillman. A thirty-nine-year-old geneticist, Don's never had a second date. So he devises the Wife Project, a scientific test to find the perfect partner. Enter Rosie - 'the world's most incompatible woman' - throwing Don's safe, ordered life into chaos. But what is this unsettling, alien emotion he's feeling?
'Don Tillman is one of the most endearing, charming and fascinating literary characters I have met in a long time' The Times
'Hilarious, unlikely and heartbreaking' Easy Living
'Touching and laugh-out-loud funny - think The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time meets Silver Linings Playbook' Stylist
'Funny, endearing, and pure, wonderful escapism' Independent
'A sweet, funny rom-com . . . You'll be willing Don and Rosie on every step of the way' Marie Claire
'Original, charming and very funny' Woman & Home
'A comic triumph: clever, humane and tears-in-your-eyes funny. But best of all, The Rosie Project is a madly romantic love story' Liz Jensen, author of The Rapture
'I couldn't put this book down. It's one of the most quirky and endearing romances I've ever read. I laughed the whole way through. And now I want to meet Don' Sophie Kinsella
With the charm of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the romance of David Nicholls' One Day, The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion is both funny and endearing - and is set to become the paperback of 2014.
Graeme Simsion is a full-time writer. Previously an IT consultant and educator, he wrote his first book in 1994 (the standard reference on data modelling, now entering its fourth edition), and is married to Anne, a professor of psychiatry who writes erotic fiction. They have two children.